#Android SMS grabber
Grabs new SMS messages from a phone connected by USB using
Useful if you have a phone connected to a machine in a remote place. Just connect the phone via USB, run the Python script in a cron script and do whatever you want with the new messages.
- The script uses
adbto connect to the phone.
- A command is passed to ADB to execute
sqlite3on the phone, passing it the SMS database
- A date is read from the
last_checkfile in the same directory
- If no file exists, or there is no date in it, the script gets all messages from the phone
- If there is a date, the script checks for messages newer than the contents of the file
- After running, the current timestamp is written to the file, so when we run the script next time, only newer SMSs are returned.
##SMS DB structure The script currently just pulls from, date and body from the SMS db. The full schema for the db is as follows:
_id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, thread_id INTEGER, address TEXT, person INTEGER, date INTEGER, protocol INTEGER, read INTEGER DEFAULT 0, status INTEGER DEFAULT -1, type INTEGER, reply_path_present INTEGER, subject TEXT, body TEXT, service_center TEXT, locked INTEGER DEFAULT 0
##Notes I've only tested this on Ubuntu 11.10 with a rooted T-Mobile G1, YMMV.